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  • Wildfire season is looming. What can you do to adapt? As you’ve likely noticed, Northwest Washington has witnessed an abnormally dry spring — with almost four months of below-normal rainfall. Our region of the Salish Sea is at 47 ...
    Posted May 30, 2019, 4:46 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Trump Executive Orders aim to speed up approval of fossil fuel projects On April 11th, President Trump signed two new Executive Orders to promote oil and gas pipeline and rail shipment projects, subvert the Clean Water Act, remove permit requirements and review ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 12:44 PM by Simon Bakke
  • County Council Moves to Protect Cherry Point: What's next?  By Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager. Originally published in Whatcom Watch, February 2019. Over the last decade, communities across the Pacific Northwest have risen up against a series of ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:33 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Washington Goes Solar! A Year of Local Leadership in Clean Energy 2018 was a big year for clean energy in Whatcom County and Bellingham, despite the federal government allying itself firmly with fossil fuel interests. The City of Bellingham became the ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:15 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Announcing RE Sources' new Executive Director! From RE Sources Board president, Charlie Maliszewski Great news! The board of directors has hired an Executive Director who will lead the organization into what promises to be an exciting ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:05 PM by Simon Bakke
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Sustainable Schools

  • Infographic: 2018-2019 School year by the numbers The Sustainable Schools team had a banner of a year offering its waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and stormwater education curriculums to thousands of students. The team of high ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 12:09 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Youth Activists Use Artistic Flair to Raise Awareness about Threats to Endangered Orcas  By Sasha Savoian, Education SpecialistYouth voices matter.That’s what these 12 high school students set off to learn as they channeled their passions with paint to raise awareness ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2019, 2:51 PM by Simon Bakke
  • VIDEO: How these 3rd graders are being waste- and energy-conscious You won't want to miss the creative tip about carpooling around the 3-minute mark.After participating in energy and waste workshops through the Green Classrooms program, Kendall Elementary ...
    Posted May 29, 2019, 2:19 PM by Simon Bakke
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Clean Water

  • How a smartphone app can track and clean up pollution  by Kirsten McDade, Pollution Prevention SpecialistQuite often, you know water pollution when you see it — an oil sheen on the water, a plastic bottle bobbing on the surface, soap ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:04 PM by Simon Bakke
  • The #SalishSplash challenge: Jump in the sea, celebrate orca recovery Take a jump into the Salish Sea with us to celebrate the progress made in Washington this year to protect endangered Southern Resident orcas! North Sound Baykeeper Eleanor Hines challenges ...
    Posted May 29, 2019, 2:36 PM by Simon Bakke
  • What we won in 2019’s historic lawmaking session for clean water, climate, and communities We might look back upon Washington’s 2019 Legislative Session as one of the most groundbreaking in decades for human health, clean water, and tackling the climate crisis right here ...
    Posted May 21, 2019, 11:36 AM by Simon Bakke
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